Kimberly Langston, Author at Mile High Wine Tours

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06
Sep

Prohibition: The Road to the Repeal

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Nearly 84 years ago on September 26, 1933, the repeal of prohibition went into effect in Colorado. But before it was repealed, Colorado, along with the other states, had to endure years of being dry. Or so, they had to at least pretend they were a dry state. Through the years of prohibition, people got creative and inventive when coming up with ways to get alcohol. From getting a medical prescription to hiding it in cars while going across state lines, the Temperance Movement never truly succeeded in what it was meant to be.   Maine was the first state to pass the first state prohibition law in 1846, and by the time the 18th Amendment went into effect a […]

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30
Aug

Wineries That Will Wow You

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Tasting rooms are no longer strictly tied to being in the middle of a vineyard. They’re evolving much like the wine industry itself. Vineyards themselves are no longer restricted to being in the countryside. And with tasting rooms that are different and vineyards that aren’t the norm, the story that comes with them are usually as good as the wine itself.   Cantine Marisa Cuomo; Italy When you think of wine making in Italy, your first thought is usually of Tuscany. And when you think of Amalfi Coast, your mind usually visualizes beaches and Cliffside buildings. But Cantine Marisa Cuomo challenges that vision. Located in the village of Furore, the winery is situated cliffside overlooking the Amalfi Coast. The grapes […]

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23
Aug

Drinking Wine and Giving Back

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If you’re looking to take your love of wine and turn it into a way of giving back to the community, you’re in luck. In Denver, as well as nationwide, there are different organizations that use wine as a way to help those in need. By attending an event, purchasing wine online, or participating in a tasting, you’d be supporting charities that are helping to make a difference.   The Bacchanalian Society of Denver; Sip and Support Girls on the Run: Sept 14, 2017 The Denver Bacchus is a sip and support organization. They offer wine tastings and events throughout the year, each benefiting a local organization. Every event features a different varietal, so with each event comes a new […]

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16
Aug

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but here at Mile High Wine Tours, we prefer the lesser-known saying, “a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.” According to scientists and health professionals, drinking a glass of wine a day (and they don’t mean a glass that holds the entire bottle) can have a lasting benefit on your health. These benefits may not have the impact on one person that they have on another, and if you go above the moderate, daily intake, it may hurt you. Moderation is a key in every aspect of life, and that’s no different than wine.   In order to get a better sense of wine and its impact […]

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09
Aug

Drinking at DIA

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There’s a lot you can do at the airport: shop, sleep, people watch, and of course, drink. It doesn’t matter the time of day or where you’re flying to, there’s no judgment about drinking about the airport (unless you’re drunk on your flight; don’t be that person). You can start your morning with a Bloody Mary or just go straight for the beer and there’s nothing strange about it. If your flight’s delayed and you’re looking to kill some time, the bar’s your friend. It’s a great place to pass the time, get your vacation started early, and even meet some very interesting people.   Fortunately for those who are flying in and out of Denver, the state’s love of […]

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02
Aug

Labeling Laws of the Wine World

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You can’t just make wine and slap a label on it. While you may buy wine based on what the label looks like (we’ve all been there), there’s more to the label than you may realize. Every wine region has to follow a certain set of laws and regulations that dictates the wine making and labeling in their region. The same can be said for liquor stores and wine shops. If it’s not regulated, it can’t be sold. It’s easy to go to a wine shop and find a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, but the process is more complicated for the winery and wine shop itself.   One of the most well known wine laws is in France; only champagne […]

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26
Jul

Properly Pairing White Wine and Food

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You would never drink coffee with your steak. Or have sushi with chocolate milk. There are some combinations that do not go together, and that’s the same when it comes to pairing your food and wine. While we all may break the rules here and there (guilty!), there are reasons why you pair certain foods with certain wines. If you pair the wrong food with wine, it could ruin the wine. Or the dish. You never know what you may not have liked simply as a result of making a wrong pairing. As dramatic as it may sound, these pairing rules have been established for a reason. There are rules for pairing white wines (and red wines, of course), and […]

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19
Jul

The Toughest Test You’ll Ever Take

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Would you spend years studying for a test if you knew there was only a pass rate of less than 10%? The Master Sommelier examination is viewed as the toughest test in the world – only 236 people have passed. Many people on the outside wonder, “what’s the point? Why is it worth it?” But for those who are looking to become a Master Somm, they are in it for the long haul.   Becoming a Master Somm means achieving a dream long in the making. “The journey to become a MS is something you do for yourself, never for someone else,” says Sally Mohr, M.S. and leadership team member of the Wine Ring app. Sally became a Master Sommelier […]

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14
Jul

A Palisade Weekend of Wine

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Imagine a weekend where you can go from winery to winery surrounded by acres of vineyards; there’s wine everywhere you look. Sounds like it could be California, right? Fortunately for you, this can be a wine weekend getaway in Palisade, CO. Palisade is a hidden gem for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Located on the Western Slope, there are so many wineries to explore and things to do. It’s a great place to spend time as a family or get together with a group of friends. While there is no bad time to visit Palisade (especially when we’re all about the 300+ plus days of sunshine Colorado has to offer), their peak season usually lasts from May to October, […]

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28
Jun

Counterfeit Cabernet: The Story of Rudy Karniawan

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How would you feel if you purchased a fake bottle of wine for thousands of dollars from a man that you considered a friend? That’s the question many in the wine industry found themselves asking after Rudy Kurniawan came into their lives. When Rudy first came into the wine scene, he was a friend to many, and well respected. That reputation took a turn, however, when his empire of fake wine started to crumble. Rudy was arrested in 2012 for his years long wine fraud – a scheme that made him a multi-millionaire and cost others the same. He made his way up in the wine world, participating in auctions and tastings, all while committing the biggest case of wine […]

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